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>> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. biden gets a warm welcome in beijing, but he doesn't get on a to back down territorial dispute. relations tonight are tense. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are running away from central african republic. we are on the ground in a country descending into chaos. >> they killed my father, he says and took his body. i don't know what will happen to me now. >> this cougar has made a home houses of ancy hollywood hills but very few have seen their new neighbor. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america globe. the challenge the government and the status quo. advice from u.s. vice president joe biden today he said it that is ruffling feathers. i was speaking to a group of students. soothe ents do much to tensions. from beijing we have the latest. in asia rising china is asserting itself. america is responding. ed lines are being tested by beijing. and some have suggested the u.s. decline. the sole rica remains super power. joe biden met many of the hoping to get u.s. visas. >> challenge the government. your
that the telecom infrastructure is critical there. this also comes at the same time vice president joe biden is including stops in both asia and south korea. the white house has not responded to the letter but it could come up in meetings. as for south korea's response, it was actually a subsidiary of seoul-based lg. says the value of the contract has not been determined and they haven't considered ending the contract because of u.s. concern. all they're getting from the company is equipment and they will have no access to network operation. the back to you. >> also tonight, vice president biden and the chinese president met in beijing as tensions over china's decision to enforce a rattled thense zone region. we have the details. >> vice president biden did not directly address china's air defense zone after his meeting but there was little else people in the region have been focused on. they are in the midst of walking a diplomatic tightrope. it is something biden made clear as he sat with xi after the meeting. call complex relationships for sustained a high-level engagement. that is why th
at newtown, what can be done to prevent future sandy hooks? >> plus, vice president joe biden in china. can he stop what our allies see as alarming aggression in the east? >> this is a consequential relationship that will affect the course of the 21st century. >> new incriminating allegations about embattled toronto mayor rob ford. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> this is something of a difficult show. in just a moment we will play for you some selected excerpts from the 911 call from the day that adam lanza killed 20 children and six educators at sandy hook elementary school. this will be the first time you will hear these tapes on cnn. i can tell you we came to this decision after hours of discussion and consideration of the context of the news. afterwards, we'll hear from a former congressman who had been tasked with finding a way to better protect our children. but first, this report from deborah. we should warn you, what you're about to hear could be disturbing. >> reporter: the first call came from the school secretary moments after class started. it gives insight into how quic
is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominated the proceedings. biden goes on to south korea, for talks, and the north koreans crisis being top
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
joe biden. the president called biden an old friend and praised u.s.-china relations. biden described the relationship between the two countries as full of promise. their public remarks gave no hint of the tension, however, between the united states and china concerning air space over the east china sea. however, senior officials traveling with the vice president say during private talks, biden told the president that the u.s. does not recognize china's newly declared air defense zone over that disputed area and that the u.s. has deep concerns about the situation that this is about as delicate as a regional situation can get. yesterday, biden assured japanese leaders that he would push china over the issue. >> we will, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> and that is the big fear, of course. this dispute could put tys with china to the test. we got word from a senior administration official that mr. biden did
been beaten and arrested. >>> vice president joe biden was in beijing today meeting with china's new president amid a ratcheting up of tensions in the region that has seen not only the usual inflammatory words but even the deployment of u.s. warplanes. chief washington correspondent james rosen brings us that story. >> reporter: in five and a half hours of talks that u.s. officials said were marked by casual candor, the chinese president said their two countries must build a new model for relations in order to deal with a world that is not tranquil. >> regional hot spot issues keep popping up and there are more pronounced challenges such as climate change. >> reporter: among those hot spot issues is china's declaration last month that it controls the airspace over a huge swath of the east china sea. the u.s. promptly flew b-52 bombers in the zone, but regional allies taiwan, japan, south korea remain on edge as a territorial dispute has escalated sky high. white house officials said biden reaffirmed that the u.s. does not recognize the air defense zone. >> the new model of great powe
.s. vice president that its new defense zone is within international law. joe biden is in beijing. washington refuses to recognize the zone. china wants pilots to tell them flight plans before they fly through the zones, which covers you a chain of disputed islands. >> as biden wrapped up this difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it proved to the issue that refused to go away, the continuing travesty over china's air defense zone. in a meeting in beijing, biden said it is causing significant apprehension and reiterated america's position that they were opposed to. >> and did not no, sir it. he revealed that in talks behind closed doors when it came to this issue, did he say spy the smiles, the friendship that first between the two men, he was very dialects in putting forward america's position. china's reiterated that it was within international law. right until the end of this visit, this issue has dominated the proceedings. biden now goes on to south korea for talks there, north korea, the north korean crisis tops in those talks. when it came to evaluating who won, who
next half hour. >>> vice president biden trying to ease tensions between japan and incline. he is in beijing. biden telling chinese leader that america will not recognize the zone. both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over the disputed region. >>> the head of the operations says preparations are on track to start moving the deadly chemical agents but right now, a lack of security on the main road connecting damascus is causing a lot of concerns for them. if all goes as planned, the arsenal could be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. th
thinking elements of the population do not. >> thanks mark. >>> vice president joe biden arrived in tokyo this morning, first stop on his week long trip to asia. the visit comes as japan and china clash over the communist nation's air defense zone. biden goes to south korea later this week. he'll visit the zone along the heavily armed border with north korea. that comes after he attends the ceremony honoring american troops killed in the war. >>> benjamin netanyahu met with the pope francis to discuss talks of iran and security threats against jerusalem. it's the first meeting between the two. >>> tech companies are using lobby bying lobbying to prevent spying. >>> the los angeles times looks at residents of the alaska town that raced to help victims of a plane crash. it went down friday near st. marys in the southwest. four a board were killinged. six survived. locals took trucks and snow mobiles. they found the plane after the juried survivor led the way. >>> plane in phoenix saturday from austin was held after landing. passengers were told someone on t
. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden announcement about the air defense identification zone has to state the obvious, cause apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with the president. >> biden met with the president five hours wednesday. today biden criticized china's crack down on american journal oust working in the country. he says innation thrives where people speak freely and newspapers report the truth without fear. >>> congress is getting close to the end of this year's season and on track to be the least productive congress in american history. but members of congress are tackling some issues including the eternal question, is there life on other planets? really? nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: sad but true. good morning norah, c
is jujay. the question is when or if kenneth bay will ever be released. >> joe biden welcomed the decision and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, r
of respect for the king of thailand's birthday. >>> joe biden was at odds with the chinese president over the plans to extend an air security zone to the east china sea. biden views the decision at illegitimate. china's president is reportedly not pack town. >>> america's fast food workers are taking their demand for higher wages to the streets. >> hey hey ho ho. >> this was the scene back in august in new york and tomorrow, low-waing protestors will be conducting demonstrations. many want the hourly increase to $15 an hour. a community activist helping to organize the protests tomorrow. there have been protests before, what have been the results? >> to reach out to our community to explain why they need an increase in their wages, and the right to form a yoip without retaliation-- union without retaliation. they are doing an excellent job to bring the story to our community and they say that st. louis can't survive on $7.35 an hour which is our minimum wage in missouri and that's absolutely true. not only can't these workers survive but our community can't survive on that kind of wage. >
headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be heading to seoul, the last stop on his asian tour. >>> john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry will try to push the mideast peace process forward and meet with president mahmoud abbas in the west bank later today. >>> new developments in the massive yarnell hill fire. it killed 19 elite firefighters last year. it accused the administration of forestry of failing to have a proper plan to combat that forest fire. they've been fined more than $500,000 for workplace violations during the tragedy and has 15 days to appeal. >>> they've wrapped up the rape investigation of jameis winston. a news conference is scheduled to are this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy. many voters are waiting t
spencer, reporting. >> pam: vice president joe biden arrived in china this morning where he faces a delicate balancing act his visit was originally meant to focus on economic issues. but instead comes at a time of rising regional tension. >> pam: he arrived after a stop in japan -- where he promised to press beijing about its new "air defense identification zone." that is also a concern in south korea. the last leg of biden's asia tour. >> pam: former vice president dick cheney expressed regret that his daughters aired their differences on same-sex marriage in public. >> pam: on tuesday, cheney said he was surprised and preferred the rift stay within the family. the feud began when liz cheney, a candidate for senate in wyoming, told fox news she supports traditional marriage. >> pam: the interview prompted a series of facebook posts from her sister mary, who is gay, and her wife, heather poe. >> jacqueline: we will be in the 20's and 30's every well else except for san francisco. 43 in antioch, 42 and daly city right now. the bay area what it and the 2:00 hour we will see more of
, we give them something. >> kimberly, thank you. >> vice president joe biden has a week-long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. this is video of him in panama two weeks ago. he plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss with anyone the arrest of merrill newman. there's a statement that asks for the release of merrill newman as well as kenneth bay, another american held in the communist country. we are following the story at nbc bay area.com. type in detained in north korea in the search bar and you'll get the very latest information. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. detectives tell us the victim was trying to sell a game console when he was shot and killed. the robbery and shooting happened about 3:30 this afternoon near the mission district. investigators say the victim a man in his 20s arranged online to meet up with a buyer. when the buyer showed up, he reportedly stole the conso
." >>> vice president biden has arrived in beijing for high-stakes meetings on china's new claim about its air defense zone. the visit had originally been built on the goodwill between the two countries. it added significance after the u.s. and japan refused to recognize china's claim on that airspace that's above the tiny island in the east china sea. >>> nearly a year after the sandy hook elementary school massacre, the public will hear the dramatic 911 calls from that tragic day. the tapes of the emergency calls will be released this afternoon. connecticut officials had tried to block them to protect families of the 20 children and 6 educators who were killed on that day. but they decided not to appeal after a court ruled to make those recordings public. >>> and now, to detroit, where the judge who approved the city's entrance into bankruptcy is calling that move an opportunity for a fresh start. the motor city now must address its $18 billion debt. the judge's decision was opposed by the city's unions, pension funds and retirees who claim that the debt will be settled through cuts to their
pay. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden was in china shaking things up within hours of arriving there, the first stop on his two-day visit. it was the u.s. embassy where he told a group of mostly young people, chinese waiting in line for visas they should challenge their own government, saying innovation can occur only when you breathe free. >>> and back here at home, chicago police are reporting some welcome news tonight, what could be the fewest number of homicides since 1965. to the end of november there were 380 homicides reported and at this time last year the number was 474. after last year's surge in violence, the police launched a sweeping crime fighting initiative including more officers on control. >>> next here tonight, proof that generosity can change lives. it's part of our hidden america series. last may i reported on strawberry manks, a high school inside philadelphia. for five years considered one of the most dangerous schools in america. you met that night the valiant principle trying to save her students and her school. tonight we just want you to know how you helped
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
stories at 31 minutes past the hour, vice president joe biden met this morning in beijing with china's president. biden said he has deep concerns about china's new air defense zone. the two men talked privately for two hours and he reportedly reiterated the opposition to the zone. he openly criticized china's crackdown on journalists. >>> toronto mayor rob ford tried to buy a damaging video from suspected criminals with a offer of 5,000 bucks and a car, according to reported phone conversations between the suspects, all part of a police investigation. ford is calling the claim on sports radio this morning an outright lie. >> that's an outright lie and number two, you can talk to my lawyers about it, but i'm here to talk football, guys. if you want to talk football i'll talk football. if you want to talk about other things then i'll unfortunately have to let you go. >> as of this moment, ford has not been charged in any crime. today at 2:00 p.m. eastern we're expecting to find out if jameis winston will face prosecution. he's accused of sexual assault. the prosecutor will make an anno
president joe biden is now in china. its the second stop of his week long trip to asia. you are looking at video of the vice president there arriving in beijing. he met today with china's president. so far neither have made any public comments about a new chinese air defense zone. that has become a major point of friction in asia. >>> there is new information about the 85-year-old palo alto man that has been detained for more than a month in north korea. the san jose mercury news says he led a unit of gorilla fighters that inflicted heavy casualties on communist fighters. he reached out to a group before his trip and planned to meet them. and there is word this morning that former basketball star dennis rodman is heading back to north korea. rodman will make his third visit to the country on december 18th to help train the north korean basketball team for an exhibition team against former nba players in january. on his last trip in february he watched a basketball game sitting next to the north korean leader kim jong un. >>> the golden stator war -- state warriors won. and it was one of
is the strongest in the world. joe biden is testing the u.s.-chinese relationship. >> challenge the government. challenge your teachers. challenge religious leaders. >> wow, okay. the president spoke at the u.s. embassy in beijing where he met students seeking visas to the united states. a state run chinese neighbor accused the u.s. of taking japan's side over a group of disputed islands. hezbollah is blaming israel of one of its senior commanders, israel is denying those allegations. hezbollah leader was assassinated outside of his home in beirut. we have more about the leader and what his death means to the mostly shia muslim group. >> reporter: in the driving rain hezbollah prepared to put to rest one of its most senior commanders, a funeral in the mainly shia city where he grew up. in life little was known about the secretive leader. in death, some background is emerging. he had been a key figure in operations against israel 37 his place in hezbollah dating back to the '80's. he's thought to have played a part in the war against israel. his son was one of the fighters who died in an airstr
will happen. >>> vice president joe biden's lengthyy meeting with china's leaders end without any resolution. the u.s. used the decision as iljit mate. the two world leaders discussed the controversy for about six hours. china's president reportedly is not backing down. >>> so mark morgan is here with sports. the nfl handed down a fine making an example of a coach. >> nfl commissioner would make a statement most thought. but he fined pittsburgh steelers head coach mike tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a kick-off return. this penalty may not stop there. the league says it will consider a forfeit tur of draft picks because mike tomlin's actions affected play. remember, mike tomlin took a step on the field and the nfl said he should have been flagged for unsports unman like conduct. >>> the prosecutor looking into sexual all the allegations into jameis winston says the investigation is complete and findings will be announce. willie meggs said one thing his office will weigh as they decide whether to press charges is if there's a reasonable chance for conviction. that is scheduled for tomorr
in here, at home, and across the world. speaking at south korean university, biden said mandela lifted a nation to freedom. he had wisdom, compassion, courage, and forgiveness. >> in washington, dc, flags are at half staff. this is video showing the white house last night. flags are lower the a public buildings and military facilities. president obama made the order yesterday evening and flags will continue to fly at half staff through sunset on monday. >> in washington, a memorial is growing outside the south african embassy with people leaving cards, candles and flowers following the announcement of the death. a visitor said you cannot put in word was he did for south africa. >> similar seen -- scene in long do where notes and flowers are left. this video was shot a few hours ago. his daughters were in london when they got word of their father's death. they attending the premiere of the new film honoring the late south african leader. >> this paris, the eiffel tower is lit up in south africa colors in honor of delaware. you can see green, red and blue lit up on the tower. >> back in
home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also called for the return of kenneth bae, held for more than a year. >> mr. bae, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately. >> reporter: for mr. newman's family, their wish for a homecoming before the holidays comes true. for "good morning america," gloria riviera, abc news, beijing. >> this will be a christmas that family will remember. >>> let's get back to ron claiborne with the other headlines of the morning. >> we begin with new fallout from the chaotic highway shooting involving police in new mexico, firing at a car loaded with children. abc's tai hernandez has this story. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has confirmed the new mexico state police officer who fired at a minivan full of kids has been fired himself. the officer arrived as backup for this october routine traffic stop that escalated way too far, way too fast. it began with 39 oriana ferrell was pulled over for speeding. but police say she did not follow the first officer's orders. >> turn the vehicle off for me. >> repor
defense zone. speaking of fighter jets, a progress report by president biden's trip to beijing and a look at what could happen next. >>> also, the mustang at 50. ford debuting the latest model of america's favorite muscle car on a monumental birthday. we're going to have an inside look with the ceo, coming up. ♪ ♪ mustang sally, guess you better slow your mustang down ♪ jenna: well, some new information todan the vice president's trip to china. big trip this week, and mr. biden's visit so far dominated by tension over beijing cease declaration of that new air defense zone we've been talking about for the last week or so. china says it has every right to set up the zone, but the united states, japan and south korea have so far rejected it. we have a former spokesman for four u.s. ambassadors, and a fox news contributor. that is the question, so now what? china says we don't really care, we don't recognize it, so what? >> it's a big deal for japan who is our great ally, and we don't have a very good history these last couple of years of supporting our allies, and that's the problem. w
the ukraine back to the eu. >> we saw quite a bit of discussion. the joe biden urged him not town leash force on the demonstrators. we saw how badly things went when there was a police crackdown on independence square on november 30th. the assistant secretary of state was in moscow pleading with kremlin officials to help bring this situation to some sort of solution to help ukraine find a path back to getting economic aid package that it needs from the international monitor fund. of course russia is keen on minute takening its influence here. they are said to be preparing their own rescue package. but none of that seems possible as long as there are thousands of protestors and thousands of ryeout police massing on the streets. >> ifill: is there anyone in a position to broker some sort of an agreement? >> not right now. it seems until this unrest sets we're well into the third week of this widening civil disturbance here, until that calls down, it doesn't seem that any solution is possible. and the question becomes what are the protestors willing to accept. as you said, they demanded the resi
gap is real. >> this is a big deal to quote joe biden. >> the president also appealed to another key part of his base when a youth summit gathered at the white house. mr. obama answered critics who says he has been avoiding an affordable care act nickname. >> i know people call this law obama care. that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. i care about you. i care about -- >> the president made this policy pitch today knowing full well republicans in congress will not go for it, but that fits the president's political goals for the upcoming year. not only taking the fight in the upcoming state of the union speech, but in the coming months election cycle. >> let's continue with gloria bor borger. what is the president attempting to establish today? >> one is an issue of poverty and inequality. he started his career organizing poor people in chicago. this is an issue i thought he would come back to in this term and he has. the other part of this is look, this is not much different from the conversation we had in 2012 about -- it's equality stupid. he is taking it back to the issues
comes at the same too that joe biden was visiting south korea abut they insist that had nothing to do with his release. he is expected here at sfo in about an hour. if he takes a few minutes to chat with us, we will bring you what he has to say on kron 4 news at 8:00. >> thank you, mike. >>> merrill newman looks like he's in good shape considering what he's been going through for the past few weeks. >> reporter: he was smiling and understandably very excited to get back to the united states. i'm sure he will be smiling when he gets off the plane. >> it will be quite a reunion. >>> let's go to the other top story. that of course is the weather as the bay area continues to experience this cold snap. here is janu arasu to tell us all about it. >> good morning, marty. we're taking a look at satellite and radar. the system has moved south and east out of the area. we are still seeing know in tahoe. as for storm tracker, you can see spotty showers out there this morning. but for the main part, we are dry. some spotty snow flurries as well in the higher elevations. plenty of sunshine later t
in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with joe biden during his visit last week and they declared they are on the same page as seoul and china has an expanded south korea zone saying it would stay in communication with seoul. they want to extend the air defense zone and china has given it a chance to do that and leaves the china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea and they could have talks how to manage the complex affairs and it could be what nobody wants, a conflict in an increasingly contested skies and harry faucet in seoul. >> this is the first time it was adjusted since it was set up by the u.s. during the korean war this 1951. a week of remembering nelson mandela starting with a national day of prayer. millions packed mosques and churches of all faiths to celebrate the country's first black president, vigils have been held out mandela's home since he died thursday. parliament will hold a special session today in cape town to honor him and they are remembering the man fondly known as mediva and hundreds will
carrying. >>> the fight over airspace will be front and center today as vice president joe biden joins china's president for a high-stakes meeting. the vice president landed in beijing this morning. china's decision to declare an air-defense identification zone in an area that includes disputed islands has triggered protests from the u.s., japan, and south korea. biden says that washington is deeply concerned. >>> in washington, a first for women at the pentagon as the president has named christine fox as the acting deputy defense secretary for the time being until the president finds a permanent replacement. she takes over for ashton carter, who is stepping down today after announcing his resignation in october. in her new position, fox would be the highest ranking woman at the defense department, serving under defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> if you want to zip through airport security lines, starting today the tsa's pre-check program is becoming more readily available for all travelers. the tsa is opening a registration website. up to 300 enrollment centers. for those who qualify,
to the u.s. to spend the holidays with his wife and toddler son. >>> vice president joe biden arrived in seoul last night to reassure south korean leaders of the u.s. commitment to the security. biden warned that north korea will never achieved prosperity if it pursues the creation of nuclear weapons. washington does not accept its newly declared air defense zone in the region. biden will visit the heavily fortified border between north and south korea tomorrow. >>> on another note, your elf on the shelf may soon seem a little boring compared to this. it is the elves on a ledge, window washers dressed up as santa helpers. they were outside a children's hospital in indianapolis thursday. young patients lit up dare i say like christmas trees a sure sign that santa is a special place for them on his list. >> how cute is that? it is 8:12. matt, savannah, carson and al, elves on a ledge. >> yeah. >> another tongue twister. >> come in, come in. >> elves are getting multi-talented. >> elves dressed as elvis, that would been even bigger. >> think big. >> welcome to memphis. >> more on that st
president biden in asia right now visiting japan and china. is he carrying any message from the white house in terms of this dispute? >> the vice president is on a long planned trip to asia that includes several countries and while a number of issues will be raised in the discussions he will have, given the increase in regional tensions the adi z that china announce will be an issue that the vice president will race. he is an excellent relationship with the leaders of all three countries and he will underscore how important is to avoid actions to prevent miscalculations that could undermine peace, security and prosperity in the region. this is an opportunity for vice president biden to raise their concerns directly with policymakers in beijing and to seek clarity regarding china's intentions and make in this move at this time. it's also an opportunity to confer with our allies japan and the republic of korea both of whom are direct we affected by china's actions. >> jay along those lines north korea is holding an 85-year-old, edward newman. is this something the vice president will raise on
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